With the end of the year in sight, it’s time to take a look back at what 2016 had to offer. What’s clear is that the startup industry is still flourishing, with many young entrepreneurs that have plenty of innovative, disruptive ideas for the future. The following days we will be looking back at the startups that stood out to us particularly, and ask them about 2016 and their plans for the future. Today: the full body virtual reality suit of VRee.
Suit up for a new reality
With the real world turning for the worse, it is no surprise that the alternative thrives. Virtual reality is hot, and Eindhoven startup VRee makes the most of it. Their VR-platform connects the real reality with the virtual reality. Key feature is their full body suit, tracking the movement of players and translating that to the virtual environment. This has not only gained the company quite a bit of attention, but also quite a bit of seed money. Founder Andy Lürling is happy with how the reality of 2016 turned out: “It’s been an incredible year, without any notable downsides.”